Ural Owls in Hungary

In early June 2014 we headed out to Hungary and on one fine afternoon watched a stunning pair of Ural Owl. Having first spotted one sat mid height in a large tree we were delighted with excellent scoped views but it soon headed away. That wasn't the end of it. We stood waiting and watching and from one of the many small trees on the meadow a shape dropped into the grass! We waited with baited breath and a stunning Ural Owl lifted from the grass and flew back to the woodland edge. Over the next 3 hours we watched both parent birds catching prey out on the open meadow and carrying it to the hungry mouths hidden on the woodland edge. What an experience! Simply stunning birds.